Obama,  The Right

The Weekly Standard’s poorly-timed Obama bashing

At his New Republic blog, Jonathan Chait notes that a few months ago, the leading conservative magazine The Weekly Standard portrayed President Obama as a “weak-kneed appeasenik” just as Obama announced the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Now in the latest issue, former Bush administration spokesman Peter Wehner writes:

The president’s foreign policy has been characterized by strained relations with our allies and weakness toward our enemies. He’s shown indifference to human rights and an eagerness to cede American sovereignty to international bodies. And he has been half-hearted in fighting the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

Chait observes:

There are a lot of people in Syria right now praying that the Standard uses its next issue to castigate Obama for having failed to depose Assad.